Khabib Nurmagomedov Has An Offer For A Boxing Fight This Summer

Khabib Nurmagomedov has teased that he could be ready for another fight this summer.

No, it won't be inside the octagon. After all, the Nevada State Athletic Commission delivered its verdict on the controversial aftermath of UFC 229 and handed the 30-year-old Russian fighter a nine-month suspension and a $500,000 (£380,950) fine.

However, Khabib has revealed that the Boxing Federation of Russia made him an offer to fight at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow this summer.

"Boxing Federation of Russia entered the proposal," he wrote on Instagram.

"Summer, Luzhniki, etc. How do you think, friends, do I need this challenge or not?"

Khabib has had a heated rivalry with Floyd Mayweather, who fought Conor McGregor inside a boxing ring, so it would be hardly surprising if the UFC fighter decided to call him out for the match.

Interestingly, Khabib believes that the MMA organisation should create an interim title while he is away from the octagon.

"I think that they will create an interim title," he said.

"It could be between [Dustin] Poirier and [Tony] Ferguson. Whoever wins will become the interim champion, and then at the end of the year, we will fight for the real belt.

"I think that could happen. [But] at the moment, I don't know for sure."

Should Khabib take up the boxing offer?

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Featured Image Credit: PA/Khabib Nurmagomedov

Adnan Riaz

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